Natural Language Processing (NLP) including Information Extraction from medical texts
Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Processing, and Automatic Extraction esp. connected to NLP
Compression of Conceptual Information and Efficient Conceptual Search
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Content Management and Human-Computer Interfaces.
For a complete information about me, including a list of publications, check my CV.
March 2014 - February 2018: Member of the Management Committee of the ICT COST Action IC1307 iV&L Net - Integrating Vision and Language. (Bulgarian representative)
October 2012 - March 2016: Coordinator of AComIn "Advanced Computing for Innovation", a 3 MEuro grant with the European Commission, FP7 Capacity, Research potential (REGPOT-1). AComIn is a source of pride for the European Commission. In April 2017 AComIn won the Fourth Bulgarian Competition for Most Innovative Company and Best Innovative Project for 2016 organised by the Innovation and Technology Development Council with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. AComIn was awarded a Diploma and a Plaque as the "Best Innovative Project for 2016" as well as a Honorary Diploma for innovative project of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
June 2014 - May 2016: Coordinator of grant DO1-192 with the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, National Co-financing of the project AComIn "Advanced Computing for Innovation".
September 2012 - March 2015 - Principal investigator in the project "Analysis and identification of dependencies in big data archives – applications for economic and technological analyses", grant BG161PO003-1.1.06-0023 of Operational Programme "Competitiveness".
2010 - 2014: Member of the Management Committee of the ICT COST Action IC1002 MUMIA - Multilingual and multifaceted interactive information access. (Bulgarian representative)
2010-2011 - Principal investigator in PSIP+, ICT Call 5 extension of the FP7 ICT project PSIP "Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication", grant 216130.
2009-2012 - Project Leader of EVTIMA "Efficient Search of Conceptual Patterns with Applications in Medical Informatics", grant DO-02-292 with the Bulgarian National Science Fund.
2005-2007 - Steering Committee Member and Principal investigator in the project BIS-21++ Center of Competence FP6-2004-ACC-SSA-2, dealing with Knowledge-Based Systems.
2005 - Coordinator of MLCF-CT-2004-013233, a FP6 Marie Curie Large Conference Grant for RANLP-2005, with the European Commission.
2001-2004 - Principal investigator in the project BIS-21 Center of Excellence ICA1-2000-70016, dealing with Language Technologies for German and Bulgarian.
2003 - Coordinator of the FP5 IST Conference Grant for RANLP-2003, with the European Commission.
2001-2003 - Coordinator of Balric-Ling (IST-2000-26454);
2001 - Coordinator of HPCF-2000-00329 EuroConference RANLP-2001, with the European Commission, DGXII, Human Potential Programme, High Level Scientific Conferences.
1998-2001 - Scientific coordinator of LARFLAST (Learning Foreign Language Scientific Terminology) , a Copernicus'98 JRP funded by the European Commission.
For information about past projects check my CV.
Last Revised: June 2016